I currently have a FICO score of 644 from EX however there is a "dismissed" bk listed on my EQ dated 8/1999. They will not remove it for 10 yrs. even though EX and TU both removed it (7 yrs. for ch. 13 in MI). Will this revent me from qualifying for a business loan.
Oh, btw I've not yet incorpated or anything. I've been reading this thread to learn more about the steps to take.
I still find it amazing how little help the SBA provides to small business owners. There are additional programs that are great programs and when people contact the SBA offices directly, no one seems to know about the programs that were created by their own agencies.
Look into the SBAExpress programs that provide business loans up to $250,000 to $350,000. Then there is a new SBA-guaranteed loan program called the SBA PatriotExpress program geared for people who have served in the military and widows of military-personnel. This program guarantees up to $500,000.
Please feel free to contact me should you require assistance.
Thanks so much, but I don't have any "discharged" papers for the BK. It was "dismissed" instead. Also, the year SOL for chapter 13 is up but Equifax will not remove it. Since the SOL is over (technically) would I still qualify or do I have to wait until next year for Equifax to remove it as well.
I'll go to your website to contact you about what steps I need to take to incorporate and such.
Thank you in advance and thanks for posting this priceless information.
gdtobefree, don't worry about it. Just start using those things in small doses, so that you can pay it back on time. When you have a minimum of three TLs reporting for (I believe) five TOTAL reporting entries, you will generate a paydex score. Pay on time on everything and your score will be 80, which is ideal.
Someone help me with the language, to say this more expediently. I am very scatter-brained right now (too much business on the brain).
Starting Score: 469 Current Score: 779 Goal Score: 800
When you have a minimum of three TLs reporting for (I believe) five TOTAL reporting entries, you will generate a paydex score When you said this, does this mean if I have an Office Depot, Gemplers, and Staples accts and I conduct five transactions, I should get rated? Thanks. Robert